Can Filipino icon finally end decade-long KO drought?

first_imgLacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Philippine senator and boxing hero Manny Pacquiao poses after weigh-in in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. Matthysse and Pacquiao are scheduled to fight on July 15, for the World Boxing Association welterweight title in Malaysia. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)KUALA LUMPUR—Manny Pacquiao has said the fight for Lucas Matthysse’s WBA welterweight crown will largely determine how the tail end of his career will shape up.A victory is expected to push him into another lucrative bout. But it needs to be a big win—in a manner that he hasn’t done in nearly a decade.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Lucky’ Ababa squeezes out of logjam for Forest Hills crown Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Pacquiao is going for his 60th victory since turning pro in 1995, but despite winning 38 of his first 47 fights by knockout, he has not stopped an opponent in nine years.And he faces a dangerous Matthysse, a knockout specialist who has finished 36 of his 39 wins inside the distance and took the vacant WBA belt after an eighth-round stoppage of Thailand’s Teerachai Sithmorseng in January.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I’m focused on the fight, the people who watched me train and push myself to the limit can testify to that,” said Pacquiao.He said that his training camp, the first time in 16 years that wasn’t overseen by Freddie Roach, was unique. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “We pushed it every day. But we also allowed ourselves to rest,” said Pacquiao, who is turning 40 in December. “It’s a series of push and rest to help the body recover.”Against Matthysse, Pacquiao said he would employ the skill set that brought him fame and glory.“The plan is to move side to side and throw a lot of punches,” said Pacquiao. “And to finish the fight.” —WITH A REPORT FROM AFPADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MOST READ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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National Assembly Clerk denies hearing threats, indecent language by MPs

first_imgNo-confidence voteAs he broke tide and delivered the proverbial nail in the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change’s (APNU/AFC) coffin, parliamentarian Charrandas Persaud’s life was threatened twice; he was hit by both colleagues flanking him as well as received many explicit comments within a five-minute period.Speaker of National Assembly, Dr Barton ScotlandThis was all done while the National Assembly broadcasted the sitting live on its website. The video is still up on the Parliament website showing clearly what transpired. Persaud received the hostile treatment from his colleagues after he voted his conscience and sided with the Opposition People’s Progressive Party’s motion of no-confidence against the Government, of which he is a part.During the final part of the 03h:51m:04s video, during the second part of the debate, when Persaud delivered his first “yes”, all hell broke loose. He received the first punch on his left arm, at 03h:33m:04s in the video, by an APNU MP who insisted that Persaud “can’t vote against the Government.” This was followed by a series of expletives by the same MP and surprisingly Persaud received another punch from another APNU MP at 03h:32m:28s in the video.Then came the issue of death threats to Persaud. If one listens to the video, you would find that at 03h:33m:04s and 03h:35m:35s in the video, he receives the threats “Charrandas you gon dead tonight” and “Charrandas you want dead tonight” respectively. It sounded as though the threats came from a female MP on the Government side of the benches.Following these discoveries that unfolded in the House, Guyana Times contacted the Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs who denied any knowledge of such incidents.“I am now hearing about this. I am not aware. I was busy doing the division so I did not hear anyone cursing. I did not see anyone hit Mr Persaud,” he said.Isaacs said that if Persaud was assaulted then he should report the matter to the Guyana Police Force since it is an issue for them to deal with. Additionally, he indicated that Speaker Barton Scotland would be the one to deal with the issue of indecent language in the House.Despite being accused of being a traitor, Persaud maintained that it was a vote of conscience since he is disappointed in the direction his party is heading. He pointed to the recent statements made by People’s National Congress (PNC) Chairperson Volda Lawrence during which she indicated that she only has friends in the PNC and jobs will be made available for them. That statement, he said, infuriated him, prompting him write a letter to the AFC’s Executive to make a statement but the party’s leader Raphael Trotman came out in her defence after which she apologised.last_img read more

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THE DRY ARCH COMPLEX GRAND OPENING – PICTURE SPECIAL!

first_imgHundreds of people called to the Dry Arch Complex in Bonagee yesterday for its official grand opening.Sam Maguire was there with some of the Donegal team as guests of honour and all were treated to a buffet and music throughout the day. Owners Ciaran and Brian Brogan looked very proud men as they embarked on the latest challenge in their business careers.The brothers were surrounded by family and friends and their new employees as they looked forward to many years ahead at the famous service station.With many thanks to Joe Langan for the pictures. THE DRY ARCH COMPLEX GRAND OPENING – PICTURE SPECIAL! was last modified: October 21st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brian BroganCiaran BroganDonegal playersDry Arch Complexgrand openingSam Maguireservice stationlast_img read more

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TRAGIC YOUTH WAS ON DREAM SURFING HOLIDAY

first_imgThe young man killed when he fell from a roof in Bundoran was on a dream surfing holiday.Dubliner Joe Olwill, 17 died when he fell from a three storey apartment block in the early hours of yesterday morning.Joe, from Santry, was about to go into sixth year in secondary school. It is believed Joe may have been locked out of the apartments where he was staying and he was trying to get back in.However a local source say he may have slipped on wet tiles and fell to his death.His father Patrick, a civil servant and his mum Anne travelled to Bundoran yesterday to bring home their tragic son.Ends TRAGIC YOUTH WAS ON DREAM SURFING HOLIDAY was last modified: August 26th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bundoranfallJOE OLWILLlast_img read more

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DDTV: A VIDEO TRIBUTE TO THE LATE GREAT BRIDIE GALLAGHER

first_imgDDTV is proud to bring you a video tribute to Bridie Gallagher, put together by John O’Donnell. It is very special, featuring pictures of Bridie and of course her wonderful music.But it is a special scenery tribute, taking in many areas and views around her native Creeslough and surrounding area.Requiem Mass will be celebrated in Belfast this morning before Bridie completes her final journey home to Donegal for burial.With thanks to John O’Donnell.  DDTV: A VIDEO TRIBUTE TO THE LATE GREAT BRIDIE GALLAGHER was last modified: January 11th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV: A VIDEO TRIBUTE TO THE LATE GREAT BRIDIE GALLAGHERlast_img read more

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DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012

first_imgPATTONThe death has taken place at the Donegal Hospice of Billy Patton, 25 Hill Head, Castlefinn. Remains reposing at his home. Funeral from there on Friday at 10.30am going to St Mary’s Church, Castlefin for Requiem Mass at 11am. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family time please from 11pm to 10am. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Donegal Hospice, c/o the Patton family.KEE The death has occurred of Arthur Key, New Row, Killybegs. His remains are reposing at his home. Removal from there on Friday at 10.15am to St Chartha’s Church, Kilcar for 11am Mass. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Killybegs. House private from 11pm – 11am both nights. Family flowers only please.GALLAGHERThe death has taken place at his home in London of Thomas Gallagher. His remains will be arriving at his son Gerry Gallagher’s residence at Raymoghey, Manorcunningham tomorrow, Thursday, at appoximately 2pm. Removal from there at 3pm going to The Star of the Sea Church, Bundoran arriving at approx 4.30pm. Funeral mass on Friday at 12 noon with interment afterwards to Finner Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in lieu c/o The Donegal Hospice c/o The Gallagher FamilyKEENEY The death has occurred at Letterkenny General Hospital of Conal Hugh Keeney, Port Road, Letterkenny. Remains will repose at his home from 6pm today. Removal from there tomorrow, Thursday, at 6pm going to the Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballyraine. Requiem Mass on Friday at 11am. Burial afterwards at Rathmullan Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired to the Donegal Down Syndrome Association – c/o Pascal Blake, Funeral Director, Stoney Arch, New Line Road, Letterkenny.McCOLGANThe death has taken place in London of Tommy Mc Colgan, Culkeeney, Malin. His remains are reposing at his home in Culkeeney. Funeral from there on Friday at 10.15am for 11am Requiem Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Aughaclay, Malin, followed by interment in Lagg Cemetery, Malin.McBRIDEThe death has taken place at his late residence of Charlie McBride, (Murry), Loughanure. His remains are reposing at his home. Funeral Mass on Friday at 12 noon in Star of the Sea Church, Annagry, with burial afterwards in the new cemetery. Strictly no flowers please –  donations in lieu if desired to the PSP Association c/o any family member. GLENNThe death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Mary Glenn, Bonemaine, Bridgend. Her remains are reposing at her late residence. Funeral on Friday leaving at 10.15am going to St Aengus’ Church, Burt for 11am Requiem Mass followed by interment in Burt Cemetery. House private please between 11pm – 10amDOHERTYThe death has occurred in Letterkenny General Hospital of Jimmy Doherty, Illies, Ballymagan, Buncrana. Remains reposing at his home. Funeral from there tomorrow, Thursday at 10am for Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Chapel, Cockhill at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012 was last modified: January 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:2012DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR WEDNESDAYJANUARY 18last_img read more

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Dog found in Letterkenny – can you help us get him home?

first_imgAn appeal has been launched to find this dog’s owner.He was found near Lidl by the Polestar Roundabout in Letterkenny today at 3 pm.If you know who owns him please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing info@donegaldaily.com or send us a message on Facebook. Dog found in Letterkenny – can you help us get him home? was last modified: October 21st, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DOGfoundletterkennymissinglast_img read more

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Norwich v Fulham: Rene makes changes

first_imgClint Dempsey starts for Fulham following his recent return to the club on loan. Defender Dan Burn is also included. Norwich’s record signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel makes his first start since October – one of eight changes for the Canaries. Norwich: Bunn; Whittaker, Martin, R Bennett, Olsson; Fox, Snodgrass, Garrido; Elmander, Josh Murphy, van Wolfswinkel.Subs: Ruddy, Hooper, Becchio, Redmond, Jacob Murphy, Hall-Johnson, Gafaiti.Fulham: Stockdale; Zverotic, Burn, Hughes, Amorebieta; David, Boateng; Kačaniklić, Dempsey, Kasami; Bent.Subs: Joronen, Riise, Vigen Christensen, Plumain, Dejagah, Rodallega, Dembele.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Gautrain rolling along smoothly

first_imgThe Gautrain arrives in South Africa. Aunit is offloaded at Durban harbour. Construction work under way atSandton station. A completed unit takes to the tracks at themanufacturing facility in Derby, UK.(All images: Gautrain)Janine ErasmusThe Gautrain’s airport link is on track for completion by the end of 2009, according to a statement released by Gautrain. This will signal the end of the first phase of the controversial multi-billion-rand rapid transport system.With the 2010 Fifa World Cup kickoff just 504 days away, the vital stretch of track between OR Tambo International and Sandton Station will transport an expected 500 000 Fifa World Cup visitors between 11 June and 11 July – not to mention 19 000 members of the international press.Gauteng province and its capital city Johannesburg will form the hub of the Fifa World Cup and because of this, the route from OR Tambo International airport into the city was a key factor for Fifa officials during their consideration of proposals from prospective host countries. The opening ceremony as well as the first game and final will be held in Johannesburg, which will also be the seat of the broadcast centre and Fifa’s local offices.Gautrain CEO Jack van der Merwe said that the airport link will be similar to that offered by other major international airports such as Heathrow. The price of a trip is currently estimated at around R80.Van der Merwe said that construction work and laying of track along the route will be complete by December 2009, after which the train will be put through its paces in a series of tests. According to Van der Merwe tests began in Derby, UK, in mid-2008 during construction of the first set of coaches. He added that the Gautrain would undergo some 7 000km worth of testing before being given the all clear to carry passengers.Gautrain units are currently tested at a facility in Midrand where communications and signalling systems have been set up. Because the train is controlled by a complicated electronic system, it must be thoroughly tested and certified before a single passenger can set foot on board.Despite the fact that the Gautrain was not originally meant to be complete by 2010 and there is the possibility of running into a few hiccups, said Brian Bruce of construction company Murray and Roberts, all projects are going well.Goodbye to ImbokodoHaving done its job of digging out a 3km underground section between Marlboro and Johannesburg, the state of the art tunnel-boring machine will be dismantled before the middle of 2009. The machine, which was custom built in Germany at a cost of R300-million (US$30-million), goes by the nickname of Imbokodo (isiZulu, meaning rock), weighs 325 tons, and requires an additional 560 tons of backup equipment.Gautrain will travel for most of its route on the ground or across massive viaducts, but will descend underground for a 15km stretch. Of this, Imbokodo was needed to excavate the 3km of soft or waterlogged rock that could not be dug out by the traditional means of drilling and blasting.According to Gautrain management, the front end of the machine will be buried underground in the business suburb of Rosebank. The backup equipment, said Van der Merwe, will be recycled for use in other digging projects but the front end was built specifically for Gautrain and cannot be re-used.Other Gautrain highlightsNumerous parts of the Gautrain project are scheduled for completion during 2009. A section of the route in the Marlboro area, where the two sets of track cross under the N3 highway, will be finished in July. Work on bridges on the Marlboro-OR Tambo line is nearing completion and is expected to be complete in August.The tunnel access point at Mushroom Farm Park in Sandton will be complete around the middle of the year. The park has been closed to the public for the duration of construction but will be rehabilitated and reopened a few months later.Gautrain management is expecting a new consignment of 15 cars from Derby. Construction of passenger units has already begun at the local Gautrain facility in Nigel, east of Johannesburg, and the first finished units will roll out in June. All cars will then be taken to the test track in Midrand for months of extensive testing.The process of recruiting staff to test drive the train is also scheduled for the first half of 2009. Full-time drivers will be appointed as the year progresses. Van der Merwe says that Gautrain will create at least 300 000 jobs, both directly and in related services.Award-winning conceptGautrain won an international award in May 2008 at the annual Public Private Finance Awards ceremony held in London. Described as the biggest in the Private Public Partnership (PPP) sector, the awards are held by the UK-based Public Private Finance magazine. The publication is the industry’s most respected source of information regarding PPP projects in the United Kingdom and Europe.Winners are selected by a panel of experts, and represent the best of the current market. Gautrain scooped the award for Best Global Deal to Sign. “Judges recognised the Gautrain’s expertise to overcome the unique engineering and socio-economic developmental requirements of this PPP project,” said Jack van der Merwe.Gautrain was up against other international projects such as the Britannia Mine Water Treatment Plant and The Conference Centre Dublin.Do you have qyeries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus on janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.Useful linksGautrainDepartment of TranaportPrivate Public Finance magazinelast_img read more

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Play Your Part episode 10: synopsis

first_imgIn episode 10 of Play Your Part, we meet Nneile Nkholise, whose company designs breast and facial prostheses for people with cancer and burn victims. Here’s a sneak peek of the episode:Nneile Nkholise is founder of the company iMed Tech Group, which is incubated at The Innovation Hub. (Images: Brand South Africa)Brand South AfricaEpisode 10 of Play Your Part tells the story of Nneile Nkholise, who went from participating in science fairs at school to founding and directing her own company. iMed Tech Group employs only African women under the age of 30 who have research backgrounds in mechanical engineering.Nkholise is one of the guests on Play Your Part episode 10, which screens on Saturday, 11 November 2017 on SABC 2.Here’s more on the other two guests featured on this episode:Andile KhumaloAndile KhumaloAndile Khumalo is co-owner of the media and communications company, MSG Afrika Group. He is also the founder of MyStartup, an online portal for budding entrepreneurs, as well as host of the radio show, Power Business, on radio station Power 98.7 FM.Bongekile RadebeBongekile RadebeBongekile Radebe has been involved in youth development and leadership programmes such as One Day Leader. She is the founder of Taste of Legends, an African tea lifestyle and business network brand that focuses on tribute teas, wellness and boutique tea events.Play Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 on Saturdays on SABC 2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; orFind out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA;Like us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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